Protect Plus Companies has an immediate opening for an International Logistics Manager to plan, direct, and coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, and forecasting across multiple product categories and locations, including USA, China, India, Canada and Mexico. This position is responsible for handling the technical details of all international import and export transportation including complex shipping documentation and varying customs regulations for ocean, air and ground transportation modes. This individual will also play an integral role in exploring and developing new distribution strategies and building relationships with logistics intermediaries. Previous experience with Dynamics-Great Plains ERP system or similar integrated business management systems is a plus. Experience with major retail international supply chains will also be an advantage. This is a great opportunity to become part of a well-established company that is continuously adapting and expanding into new markets.
- Manage customer forecasts (including fluctuations related to special promotions) and purchasing activities to maximize sales and cash flow while minimizing inventory.
- Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems and processes, including customer sales, order management, accounting, and shipping.
- Manage inbound and outbound logistics operations, including transportation and warehouse activities, and logistics quality management.
- Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics as needed.
- Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, and customer service logs.
- Negotiate with suppliers to improve supply chain efficiency and sustainability.
- Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports and exports issues.
- Communicate freight transportation information to colleagues, customers and suppliers in a timely and efficient manner.
- Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, and frequency.
- Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers
- Evaluate trade-offs between transportation costs, inventory costs, and service levels
- Help create policies or procedures for logistics activities.
- Establish and monitor specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems.
- Analyze all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies.
- Direct distribution center operation to ensure achievement of cost, productivity, accuracy, and timeliness objectives.
- Ensure carrier compliance with company policies and procedures for product transit or delivery.
- Monitor product import and export processes to ensure compliance with regulatory or legal requirements.
- Negotiate transportation rates or services.
- Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance evaluation.
- Train shipping department personnel regarding global logistics services
- Ensure compliance with international and U.S. laws related to import/export activity
- Work with packaging engineers to effectively protect import/export goods
- Develop logistics strategies and processes for entering new markets on a global basis
- Knowledge of international commerce international banking issues, sales and payment terms, customs regulations, and international supply chain processes
- Customer service focused
- Strong computer skills
- Negotiating skills
- Effective written and verbal communication skills with colleagues, customers and suppliers
- Able to handle multiple tasks, organization and prioritization skills
- Awareness and appreciation of different cultures
- Decision making
- Problem solving
Position is based in Hickory, NC and may require regular travel to Wellford, SC on a weekly basis. International travel is not required. For more information about our company, please visit www.protectplus.com. Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter.
Source - Charlotte Observer